Leadership High School
Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse, Inc., (FBRC) along with Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, joined Fort Bend County community leaders to host Leadership High School. The annual initiative united 60 teens from four LCISD high schools, alumni leaders, FBRC staff and school district and community volunteers to empower students to be leaders within their community.
This week long program runs each June and assisted students in gaining knowledge of county government, Fort Bend’s diversity as a community, philanthropy, service and volunteerism, economic development and municipal government. Students participated in a playground revitalization in Richmond, TX, visited with senior citizens at the Fort Bend Seniors center and took a tour of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. They participated in fun competitive activities such as canoeing and relay races. In addition to the activities students participated in, they also self-produced micro-documentaries capturing the most memorable moments of their week.
Through unparalleled access to elected officials, entrepreneurs, diverse communities and families in need, the students gain valuable insight into what it takes to be a leader on their campus and in their community.
This program is made possible by the George Foundation, the Union Pacific Foundation, the Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation and many other community supporters.